The Brown Bears face the Fresno Monsters in a pivotal series at the Soldotna Sports Center on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Bears and Monsters are tied for the final playoff spot out of the West Division.
In the 1st round of the Class 4A state tourney, the Kenai boys will be looking to avenge a loss earlier this season to Dimond. The Kards would love to pull off an upset of the Lynx in the 1st round, just like Kenai did in 2008.
The Soldotna girls are making a second-consecutive trip to state for the first time in program history. The Stars want to improve on last year's 0-2 effort, starting with a 1st-round rematch with Colony.
The Kenai River Brown Bears lost Friday and Saturday games to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs at the Big Dipper Ice Arena to fall into a tie for the final playoff spot in the North American Hockey League West Division.
The Seward girls basketball team comes into the Class 3A state tournament with an eight-game winning streak as they look to improve on a fifth-place finish a year ago. The Seahawks return four of five starters from that team.
Soldotna skier Bree Mucha finished 31st out of 43 skiers in the Older Junior division Friday at the Junior Olympic Championships in Soldier Hollow, Utah. On Saturday, Mucha finished off her week of racing with a 10th-place result in the team relays.